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Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Germantown Celebrates Customer Appreciation Event Thursday »

July 28, 2014 at 12:53PM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit
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Customer Appreciation Event includes three chances to win free barbecue for a year
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Germantown, MD - On Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m., Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Germantown will reopen under new ownership. The new owner, Jim Hickin is an experienced Dickey's Barbecue Pit team member whose past experience includes roles as general manager of the Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Cortland, New York which he now owns.
"I'm excited to reopen Dickey's Barbecue Pit and give the people of Germantown the great barbecue and quality service we're known for," said multi-unit owner, Jim Hickin. "I've loved working for Dickey's and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to fulfill my dream of owning multiple Dickey's Barbecue Pit locations...

Christian Brothers Automotive Opens New Location In Mooresville »

July 28, 2014 at 11:37AM PDT | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Mooresville, NC – Christian Brothers Automotive, the automotive repair shop creating a positive "culture shock" in town with its commitment to honesty and integrity, opened a new location this week situated at 688 Brawley School Road in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Located on Brawley School Road between Brawley Middle School and Parkway Plaza and across from Peninsula Baptist Church, the nearly 5,000 square-foot location includes nine service bays, as well as an upscale lobby with a home-charm décor that features leather couches, decorative lighting, artwork and hardwood floors. Christian Brothers also offers a new courtesy shuttle vehicle to transport you to and from work or home while your vehicle is being serviced...

Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For Seven New Restaurants In Duluth, Minnesota With New Franchisees Brian And Sharon Weidendorf »

July 28, 2014 at 11:31AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
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Leading Coffee and Bakery Chain Seeks Franchisee Candidates in Minneapolis and Mankato 
CANTON, Mass. - July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchisees, Brian and Sharon Weidendorf, to develop seven restaurants in Duluth, Minnesota and the surrounding areas. The first restaurant is planned to open in spring 2015.
Led by Brian and his wife Sharon, this new franchise group holds more than 30 years of experience in the real estate development industry. Joining this team is Pat Messina, a restaurant industry veteran, who will manage and oversee the daily operations for each restaurant...

DoubleTree By Hilton Enters Qixianling, China With Newest Resort Hotel »

July 28, 2014 at 11:00AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hainan Qixianling – Hot Spring; Marks First Global Hotel Brand to Open in City of Qixianling
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // HAINAN-Baoting, China and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hainan – Qixianling Hot Spring, on the island of Hainan, the southernmost province of the People's Republic of China. Located in the heart of beautiful Qixianling Hot Spring National Rainforest Park, the 254-room hotel is ideally situated just 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Lingshui Railway Station and 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Sanya Phoenix International Airport. The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Hainan Gold Phoenix Hot Spring Resort Co...

Fatburger And Buffalo's Cafe Debut New Location In Islamabad »

July 28, 2014 at 10:53AM PDT | Source: Fatburger

All-American Burger Franchise Opens First Co-Branded Unit In Pakistan
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES – Fatburger (www.fatburger.com), known for its juicy Hollywood burgers and Buffalo's Cafe, famous for its tasty wings and American-inspired cuisine, has opened its first co-branded location in Islamabad, Pakistan. The iconic restaurant and the savory wing cafe were brought to the capital by BIL Foods. This will be the second location to be opened by BIL Foods, a food and beverage distributor, who's first Fatburger unit opened in Karachi, Pakistan in January 2013.
As prominent global players, Fatburger and Buffalo's Cafe are dedicated to expanding into new locations and into diverse international markets. Currently, Fatburger has 150 locations in 32 countries with recent openings in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Istanbul, Turkey, while its sister brand Buffalo's Cafe has locations around the world in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, California and Georgia...

Buffalo's Cafe And Buffalo's Express Locations To Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day With A Scorching Deal »

July 28, 2014 at 10:47AM PDT | Source: Buffalo's Cafe

Popular Wing Franchise Offers Half Off Death Valley Wings
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES – Buffalo's Cafe (www.buffalos.com), a family-friendly restaurant, and participating Buffalo's Express locations, a quick-serve model co-located with sister brand, Fatburger, invites all chicken wing lovers to see if they can handle the heat for National Chicken Wing Day. To commemorate the occasion, the Buffalo's family of wing concepts, will be offering half off Death Valley wings, which are the hottest of their tasty wing selections.
Participating Buffalo's Express locations include: Chula Vista (555 Broadway, # 1019, Chula Vista, CA 91910), Murray Hill (509 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10016), Crenshaw (5817 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90043), West Los Angeles (11090 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025), Pomona (3109 N Garey Avenue, Pomona, CA 91767) and Victorville (12478 Amargosa Road, Victorville, CA 92392)...

Gold's Gym Continues Aggressive Growth Strategy With Acquisition Of The Rush Fitness Complex »

July 28, 2014 at 10:30AM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

Leading Authority on Health and Fitness Acquires All Twenty-Three Locations in Cities throughout Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina
DALLAS - July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, announced today that it has signed a new deal to acquire The Rush Fitness Complex – a regional gym chain boasting 23 clubs in communities including Knoxville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Dalton, GA, Greenville, SC, Asheville, NC and the Triad (north-central region of North Carolina). The deal is officially slated to close in the next month.
All 23 of the new locations will be corporate-owned, growing the brand's corporate-owned gym portfolio to 146, a 40 percent increase from the gym chain's 104 corporate-owned gym count from July 2013, just one year ago, and an 80 percent increase from its July 2012 count of 81 corporate-owned gyms...

Del Taco Establishes New Development Incentive Programs For 2014 »

July 28, 2014 at 10:12AM PDT | Source: Del Taco
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Significant Incentives for Franchisees Developing in New Markets as well as Minorities and Veterans
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lake Forest, California – Del Taco, a leader in the Mexican quick service restaurant category, has announced its new franchise development incentive programs for 2014, its 50th anniversary year. With these significant incentives in place, the company looks to build on record sales at its more than 550 restaurants nationwide, and partner with multi-unit operators to bring Del Taco's fresh, made-to-order food to guests across the country.
"This past year has been a historic one for Del Taco in regard to both sales and guest satisfaction metrics," said Paul Murphy, CEO of Del Taco. "Our franchisees continue to execute Del Taco's proven system effectively, and we're looking forward to leveraging this success to grow the brand in 2014 and beyond...

Hurricane Grill & Wings® Shows Rapid Florida Growth With New Multi-Unit Development Agreements »

July 28, 2014 at 9:59AM PDT | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings

Family-Friendly Dining Franchise Continues Home State Expansion
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, an island-inspired restaurant franchise famous for its never-frozen, jumbo wings and more than 35 original flavors, announced the signing of two new multi-unit development agreements in Orlando, Fla. in addition to a new corporate-owned store totaling 9 new locations in the city.
"The Hurricane Grill & Wings brand is proud to have signed two multi-unit development agreements in Orlando," said Martin O’Dowd, president, Hurricane Grill & Wings. "Hurricane Grill & Wings is growing rapidly and the Orlando market is an area that the brand has targeted for both corporate and franchised growth...

McAlister's Deli Brings Back Popular Tumblers And Hosts Sweepstakes To Celebrate 25 Years Of Genuine Hospitality »

July 28, 2014 at 9:46AM PDT | Source: McAlister's Deli
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Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Offers Lucky Tea Freaks Chance to Win Gift Cards, Trip to Atlanta and Dinner with Corporate Chef 
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Alpharetta, Ga. - McAlister's® Deli™, a leading fast casual restaurant, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer. Through Aug. 15, the award-winning chain will offer new, limited-time tumblers at all participating locations across the country. In addition, guests can enter McAlister's 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes for a chance to win $25 gift cards and the grand prize - a trip to Atlanta and dinner with McAlister's executive chef, David Groll.*
With the purchase of each anniversary tumbler, guests will receive a 25th Anniversary scratch-off ticket...

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Grand Opening Of Rapid City, SD Location »

July 28, 2014 at 9:27AM PDT | Source: Blaze Pizza

Free Pizzas for Blaze Pizza Fans on Friday, August 1
LOS ANGELES, CA - (Marketwired - Jul 28, 2014) - Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, the largest and fastest growing build-your-own artisanal pizza chain, today announced the Thursday, July 31 opening of its newest location in Rapid City at the Rushmore Crossing Shopping Center. To celebrate, the company is set to offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas on Friday, August 1, between 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. The new 2,500 sq ft restaurant, located at 1325 Eglin St., features an outdoor patio for afternoon and evening dining, and is near Scheels Sporting Goods and Target.
Blaze Pizza uses an interactive ordering format that allows guests to customize one of the menu's signature pizzas or create one of their own, choosing from a wide selection of fresh, artisanal ingredients - all for under $8...

Homewood Suites By Hilton Opens First Hotel In Charlottesville, Va. »

July 28, 2014 at 9:21AM PDT | Source: Homewood Suites by Hilton

July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. and MCLEAN, Va. – Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended stay hotels, announced today the opening of its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlottesville, VA.
The four-story hotel is the first Homewood Suites property in the Charlottesville area and features 150 suites. The hotel is owned by Albemarle Suites, LLC, and managed by Heritage Hospitality Management, Inc. Tim Fitzgerald, general manager, and Amber Kemper, director of sales, have been in the hotel industry for a combined 45 years.
"Our property will offer guests of the Charlottesville area the amenities, quality service and added value that the Homewood Suites brand has come to be known for," said Tim Fitzgerald, general manager, Homewood Suites Charlottesville, VA...

Screenmobile Looks To Capitalize On Growing Demand For Window And Door Screen Repair »

July 28, 2014 at 9:14AM PDT | Source: Screenmobile

Add Nearly 30 Franchises by 2016
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // THOUSAND PALMS, CA – Screenmobile, one of the nation's largest screen repair companies with nearly 100 franchises nationwide, is looking to capitalize on the growing demand for residential fenestration, as window and door, porch, patio screen repair and replacement activity gets back on the road to recovery.
According to the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), the residential window market showed growth of 10% for 2013, with a total estimate of 44.5 million units shipped. Growth is expected to continue at a slightly slower pace for 2014 and 2015, forecasting 9.1% and 8.3% respectively. In addition, residential entry door showed modest growth of 5...

Easyhome Ltd. Announces New $200 Million Credit Facility And Increases Loan Book And Sales Growth Targets »

July 28, 2014 at 8:06AM PDT | Source: easyhome

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - July 28, 2014) - easyhome Ltd. (TSX:EH) ("easyhome" or the "Company"), the Canadian leader in providing goods and financial services to the cash and credit constrained consumer, today announced that it has entered into a new $200 million credit facility, replacing the Company's current debt facilities and providing $115 million of additional capital to support the growth of easyhome's consumer finance business, easyfinancial.
"Being able to access additional capital allows us to fund and accelerate our growth plans for easyfinancial," said David Ingram, easyhome's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We expect to achieve the metrics we set for our total loan book reaching $250 million a year earlier than anticipated - by the end of 2015...

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. To Announce Second Quarter 2014 Results On August 7, 2014 »

July 28, 2014 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc.

HOUSTON - July 28, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRG) today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 877-852-6579 or for international callers by dialing 719-325-4794. A replay will be available one hour after the call and can be accessed by dialing 877-870-5176 or 858-384-5517 for international callers; the password is 1127123. The replay will be available until August 14, 2014. The call will also be webcast live from the Company's website at www.igniterestaurants.com under the "Investors" section.
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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Growth Continued With Q2 Earnings »

July 28, 2014 at 7:13AM PDT | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Franchisee Earns Revenue of $1 Million in a Month's Time; Thriving Brand Signs 300th Location
LANSING, Mich. -  July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the franchising industry's leading moving services brand, enters Q3 with confidence after achieving continued growth in revenue the first half of 2014, continuing on a trend the company has been experiencing for more than five years.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® wrapped up a solid second quarter of 2014 with impressive results, disclosing revenues totaling $100,135,200, a 12.56 percent increase from the preceding year. Over the entirety of Q2, the brand saw record-breaking numbers. April was among the highest referral months in the history of the company, totaling 96...

Aloft Hotels To Expand Presence In Silicon Valley With The Signing Of Aloft Sunnyvale »

July 28, 2014 at 6:26AM PDT | Source: aloft hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts' Sizzling aloft Brand to Cater to Next Gen Travelers in California's Hub for Tech and Innovation
STAMFORD, Conn. - July 28, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its tech-forward aloft brand will soon add a second hotel in Silicon Valley. Set to open in December 2014, aloft Sunnyvale will feature 85 spacious loft-like rooms, forward-thinking technology, a lively social atmosphere and all of the brand's innovative programming. The adaptive re-use project will result in a total transformation of the Pacific Inn and will join aloft Cupertino as the second aloft hotel owned and developed by an affiliate of Shashi Corporation.
"aloft Sunnyvale will resonate with next gen travelers and area professionals with its distinctive urban design aesthetic, intuitive technologies and live music, all within close proximity of the area's leading technology and aerospace companies," said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President, Specialty Select Brands for Starwood...

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Celebrates Its 500th New Restaurant Opening »

July 28, 2014 at 6:19AM PDT | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

The Gourmet Burger Authority™ Extends Special Offer to Red Robin Royalty™ Members in Honor of the Milestone
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) is one week away from a milestone grand opening! Red Robin's 500th new restaurant opening will open on Aug. 4 at 11 a.m., in Milpitas, Calif. at the Great Mall of the Bay Area. To celebrate, Red Robin® restaurants nationwide will offer its loyal Red Robin Royalty members $5 off a purchase of $10 or more* on Aug. 5.
"The 500th new restaurant opening is a significant milestone for Red Robin," said Steve Carley, Red Robin's chief executive officer. "Since the brand was founded in 1969, we have grown and expanded throughout the country by creating a unique guest experience through our innovative burgers and extensive bar program...

Jamba Juice Announces Expansive Franchise Recruiting Campaign In Key Markets »

July 28, 2014 at 6:15AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Jamba Providing Significant Incentives to Celebrate 25th Year Anniversary and Plans to Accelerate Growth in Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, and Specific East Coast Markets
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - July 28, 2014 - Jamba Inc., (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading health and wellness brand and the country’s largest retailer of freshly squeezed juice and smoothies, today announced the launch of a new franchise recruiting campaign focused on single store development in existing and new domestic markets. Jamba was recently selected one of Forbes Top 10 Best Franchises in America.
The recruitment effort will be communicated through an aggressive marketing campaign that will leverage print and online media, PR and a multiple-market road show aimed at attracting potential local franchise owners...

Fresh To Order Takes "Fine. Food. Fast." Mobile »

July 28, 2014 at 5:36AM PDT | Source: Fresh To Order

New App Delivers Fresh Experience Directly to Guests
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Atlanta, Georgia – Fresh To Order (f2o), known for offering fine food fast, now offers a new mobile app, where guests can pay for their meals and earn rewards through their cell phones. The Fresh To Order App is now available through the Apple App Store and Google Play for iOS (iPhone) and Android platforms.
Not only will it make dining more convenient, but the app also offers a loyalty program and exclusive rewards. For a limited time, guests can get a $3 credit at sign-up and earn an additional $2 credit by referring a friend. Guests will also receive $10 credit on their next meal when they have $100 in purchases.
"Fresh to Order continues to innovate our menu, service model and now its digital platform by introducing a mobile app which helps us maintain leadership in the "fast-fine" niche," said Pierre Panos, CEO of Fresh To Order...



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